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Nov 7, 2013 10:00am PST
, quote, generally recognized as safe. and it announced it's taking steps to eliminate them from the u.s. food supply. foods with trans fat include, french fries, frozen pizzas, cookies, microwave popcorn, just to name a few. the fda says, banning trans fats would save thousands of lives every single year. joining us now from the cnn center, chief medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen. why is the fda taking this action now? >> a lot of people are asking, why didn't they take this action a long time ago? it's been about ten years since consumer advocates petitioned the fda to get these trans fats out of foods. well, ten years later, they're finally doing it. they say if they do take this action -- today's the first step -- if this action does continue, they say they could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year in the united states and 7,000 deaths. and that's why people have been urging the fda to take this step for so long. now, as you noted, trans fats are in some of the foods that you just mentioned, some cookies have them, some cookies don't, some pizzas have them, some pizazz don't. al
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Nov 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> that is it for us this morning. take it away, are kohcarol. >> thanks so much. have a great weekend. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> happening how in "the newsroom," november roars in. halloween havoc as a massive storm hammers millions from maine to texas. >> the water came too fast. there wouldn't have been time to get people out of their houses. >> reporter: people plucked from rooftops. this morning the storm marches east. >>> also foot cut. >> i just learn how to survive. >>> millions of americans who use foot stamps on notice. >> no matter how people look at you keep your head up. >> reporter: one in seven of us desperately depending on this program to put food on the table. >>> plus -- >> thanks for flying with delta. >> reporter: fire up that ipod, kindle or computer. delta becomes the first airline to let you use your gadgets below 10,000 feet but there's still one thing you cannot do. >> smoking is not allowed on any delta flight. >> reporter: you're live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning everyone. i'm carol costello, thank you so much for joining m
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Nov 16, 2013 11:30am PST
of princeton university. seven people have gotten ill with a rare strain. the fda is green-lighting the use of a vaccine only used overseas. now officials at princeton university are deciding whether or not to offer it to students. we get more from jess ica schneider from our affiliate. >> reporter: another student was diagnosed with meningitis this week. the seventh since march. >> i think a lot of people are concerned for the fact it didn't go away over the summer after everybody left. >> reporter: now, the food and drug administration is coming forward with a war for the school to combat the serious health scare. it's offering a vaccine called baxsero. the meningitis has been used in australia and it's not meant to fight the type "b" back tear at princeton. students believe it's proactive and considering using this new vaccine. >> i think it's smart to consider that because there definitely have been other deaths at other colleges. and we're lucky we haven't had a death here. >> reporter: in the meantime, the university is telling students to wash their hands, cover their coughs and not
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Nov 17, 2013 3:00pm PST
on cnn. thank you for joining us. breaking news on cnn is tornado outbreak. tears across the upper midwest. >> our father in heaven, give us this diour daily bread and forgive us -- >> if you saw this out of your window, believe me. you would be praying as well. this is one of 11 confirmed tornados in illinois. as it hit the small town of washington near peoria. at least two deaths have been reported. this was the aftermath. nothing was left standing after the tornado was done. clean-up and recovery will take a very long time. >> look at that. this is st. louis as the storm hit. with at least 19 million people in the direct path of the worst parts of the storm. cnn has mobilized all of its resources to bring you the very latest information. jonathan monken is a director of the emergency management agency. we have him on the phone. we spoke to you about an hour ago. what is the latest information. you confirmed two deaths. what do you know now? >> caller: i can confirm we have a third death associated with the storm. this is in the town of washington. so somebody unable to get down
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Nov 22, 2013 10:00am PST
sibling. we have a team of correspondences, authors, commentators here with us throughout this hour. they'll share their reflections on the assassination and the anniversary as well as the legacy of president kennedy. we want to start with the investigative reporter gerald posner, the historian david kaiser, both in watertown, massachusetts right now. correspondence ed lavandera is standing by as is our own john king. give us a quick thought, gerald. let's start with you. this is the hour testifies shot exactly 50 years ago today. >> wolf every minute that pas as we're talking right now, there is something taking place 50 years ago in the setup to the assassination. just a few minutes ago, three of oswald's coworkers in the texas school book depository decided to go downstairs for lunch. one of them said are you coming along to him? he said no, send the elevator back up and they went down. then the next few minutes as the president's coming down main street, it's lee harvey oswald taking some boxes and starting to form the sniper's nest that police will find after the assassination. so th
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Nov 29, 2013 10:00am PST
black friday and it's not over yet. right now, tensions are high over the east china sea. u.s. and japanese planes flew into contested air space today. china scrambled fighter jets in response. we'll have the latest live from the pentagon. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello, i'm jim sciutto in washington. wolf blitzer is off today. we begin today with the markets. the dow continuing its record run. trading wrapping up just moments ago. there you see the dow finishing today's holiday shortened session, just about 16,000084. it also finishes out what has been a record breaking month dow topping to the 16,000 milestone for the first time ever. while the nasdaq is now back over 4,000. so we've got records on the dow and the nasdaq and big companies are raking in billions in profits. things seem to be great on wall street. so why aren't folks on main street feeling as confident about the economy and their own financial situation? >> zain asher has new polling numbers. you look at polls, they show our faith in the economy is shaky at best. we're seeing the markets jump
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Nov 30, 2013 3:00pm PST
word about the state of his health right now but certainly that swedish diplomats had access. u.s. diplomats can't meet because north korea and the u.s. don't have diplomatic ties. when one looks at the video where he reads his confession, he looks in reasonable health. >> now, do you think his apology is going to help him any in this case? >> caller: that really is the big question now. in the past, it may have been sufficient to make this kind of public apology to then be granted some kind of pardon and be sent on your way. because of the issues right now, it's not quite clear. i have been talking to a number of political analysts here in japan who followed the north korean situation and they say they believed his confession may be enough for the north korean in terms of propaganda purposes and may be ready to release him. they say quite probably the north koreans will be looking at a diplomatic context to work out logistics and may insist on handing over newman to a high level delegation. a number of details to work out if the north koreans are prepared to release him. >> what
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Nov 11, 2013 10:00am PST
happening one day if the u.s. >> rene, thank you so much. cnn newsroom with wolf blitzer starts right now. >> see you tomorrow. >>> right now, they're digging through the rubble in the philippines looking for victims of the deadly super typhoon. as many as 10,000 people could be dead, hundreds of thousands without shelter or food. right now, u.s. marines are in tacloban. their priority is to get to the airport there running 24 hours a day. that could make all the difference in the world to the relief efforts. and right now, americans everywhere remember the men and the women who be or have served in the united states military. today the president continued a veterans day tradition by laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. here's the latest on the killer typhoon that has devastated so much of the philippines. the president threw has declared a state of national calamity. families and rescuers are digging through debris of thousand of homes searching for as many as 10,000 bodies. aid is coming
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Nov 19, 2013 6:00am PST
's murder. in sanford for us this morning, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, facing felony aggravated assault as well as other charges, police spent hours going through the home he shares with his girlfriend as they try to figure out exactly what happened. >> what's going on? >> he's in my house, breaking all my [ bleep ] stuff because i asked him to leave. he has a freaking gun, breaking all my stuff right now. >> reporter: that's the 911 call that police say george zimmerman's girlfriend made during a domestic incident that turned violent. >> you put your gun in my freaking face and told me to get the [ bleep ] out. this is not your house. no. get out of here. >> reporter: the woman told the 911 operator she was pushed out of her house by zimmerman and that he had a shotgun, ar-15, and two handguns inside. she also said the fight started after she had asked the 30-year-old to leave. but zimmerman tells a different story in his own 911 call. >> my girlfriend, for lack of a better word, is going crazy on me. >> reporter: police were already at the house when zimmerman made the call. h
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Nov 24, 2013 11:00am PST
>>> thank you for joining us today for this special eyedition of gps. months ago you would have been laughed at if you said a deal would have been close with iran. we'll watch how it continues to play out in washington and jer roo uselam. newsroom is next with cnn's frederi fredericka whitfield. >> hello everyone. these are the top stories right here this hour in the news room. after years of distrust, suspicion and angry rhetoric with iran. >> for the first time in a decade. we have halted the progress with iran. >> some are calling this deal a major blunder. hear why they are worried and what the white house is doing to calm their fears. >> and it is threatening to deck a nor'easter. at the rush of thanksgiving day travel. >> a historic deal has been struck with iran to scale back on its nuclear program. world leaders representing 7 nations negotiated into the early morning hours in switzerland after days of talks. the deal put restrictions on iran to prevent the country to work toward development of a nuclear weapon. this preliminary deal holds up for about six months. the ob
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Nov 30, 2013 8:00am PST
is that the administration is on track to meet this self-imposed deadline, telling us that the site was shut down overnight for fixes, as well as updates. of course, we now know it's up and running. and here's what the goal will be in the next hours for this weekend. according to the white house, 50,000 people should be able to be on the site at the same time. we're told if there are any more users at any given time, the administration says they'll be putting in what's called a virtual queue. they'll get an e-mail that will tell them a better time to come back and try. also, in total, the goal is for some 800,000 users to go through successfully each day. and one of the questions is, does the public think this is going to be ready to roll? take a look at this, because a recent cnn/orc poll shows that people actually think things are going to get better. 54% of americans are saying, yes. the current problems facing the health care law will be solved. 45% say, no, it won't be solved. but miguel, i think this weekend will be kind of a big indicator about whether or not that actually happens. >> absolutely. th
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Nov 1, 2013 10:00am PDT
fuentes, our law enforcement analyst is on the phone joining us rights now. walk us through, tom, what happens in an incident, shots are heard at a major u.s. airport like this. what's the normal standard operating procedure? >> well, the first thing, wolf, would be to try to isolate the shooter and determine if he can be apprehended or did he do the shooting and take off running to another location in the airport. obviously, a key factor would be trying to rescue and provide medical assistance to anyone that was wounded there. and especially with life-threatening injuries to try to save them. the next step would be evacuate all the other innocents out of that airport in case this turns into a situation where the individual wants to shoot it out with the police and they end up with bullets flying all over the airport. so they'll want to get innocent people out of there, the wounded out of there. isolate the location. basically set up a perimeter of some kind and then begin the effort to search that terminal and determine where that individual is. the person may have run into a restroom
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Nov 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
how many labor camp products have made it to the u.s. if any. one group told congress in 2008 there could be hundreds of camp producing goods for export. we have a lot more straight ahead here in the news room and it all starts right now. p. >>> hello again. these stories are topping our news this hour. unspeakable stories. survivors who need help are asking their government what is taking so long. and this simp tent could save lives in the zone. and nfl lineman richy incognito goes on the offensive. he responds to ago gation alle bullies. hear his side of the scandal comes up. >>> 10,000 people are feared dead communities are leveled and there is little food or water and medical supplies are running out. the president toured some of the hardest hit areas today. he is facing growing outrage over the slow response to the disaster. our cnn crew ap tacaptured the terrifying moments when the storm hilt and people prayed as the winds howled outside. >> reporter: tim schwartz and andrew stephens helped rescue people in hotel rooms. they used mattresses to push them to safety in tha
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Nov 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
the rescue with andrew stephens and i asked him to walk us through what happened. here's what he said. >> trapped in one of the hotel rooms. screaming desperately and smashing the glass windows in a desperate attempt to get out. one of my colleagues went out there trying to face another colleague. managed to get a mattress, i think, to float to get a family out. it included people who could not get out by themselves. >> cnn i-reporters continue to send us images of the typhoon. we have several videos from the city. the river is swollen by heavy rains. it turned into a raging and murky mess flooding parts of the city. look at that video. unbelievable. here is another view of the river. the residents brave the aftermath and see the floodwaters from a bridge overhead. one more view where heavy surf and huge waves slammed the coastline. we continue on with this story now. the pictures we are seeing on the ground show the destruction the typhoon left behind. the scale is most apparent from another angle. take a look at this photo, the killer storm as seen from space. this picture was tweet
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Nov 17, 2013 2:00pm PST
on cnn. most of the amazing imagings have come to us from the people living right in the middle of them. rosa, what have you been finding out? >> we're seeing a lot of funnel clouds, a lot of dark clouds. let's start with some of the destruction. this is south of chicago. you're going to see a lot of debris only the ground. i'm not sure if we can get some of the audio, but you're going to start hearing not only the winlds, but people talking. you'll see trees that are snapped, branchs all over the place, downed power lines, people walking on the streets and, quite frajly, some of them are everyone starting to clean upright there. >> now we're going to take you to chicago. hopefully, we'll be able to listen to this for a little bit. take a listen to this. >> so this was one of our ireporters. you can tell that it's bad, but it's not too bad. it's intense, and this ireporter described it as intensive. it was windy and raining. it felt more like strong winlds. now, in that video, like i had mentioned, you could see some of the cars erlgier. the leekts were still fupgsing. and now we move o
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Nov 24, 2013 1:00pm PST
preliminary and it holds up for about six months. officials in both the u.s. and iran say it's a good deal for both sides. but major critics, like israel, say it's a misic mistake. this deal is a breakthrough. it was an exciting moment in switzerland. so, matthew, what are the key points of this plan? the key pointings are a couple of compromises. it's something that found its way in some form into the agreement that allows iran to continue enriching uranium to the level of 5% which is needed for the production of electricity. it also says it needs too convert its medium range reaction. it also brings to an end any work on a heavy water reactor that's being built by iran in a place called iraq which could be a second route to a bomb. >> so each side managed to be able to say they were victorious in these negotiations. they both came away from negotiation with something to sell. >> matthew, you had a chance to see secretary kerry as he emerged from those meetings. what was that moment like? >> i just managed to grab him before he went to give him a press conference. >> are you happy with th
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Nov 30, 2013 10:00am PST
moments before impact. >>> a chilling video of an elderly u.s. tourist dragged off a plane and held hostage in north korea. details on his suspicious confession, next. >>> at least eight people have died after a police helicopter crashed into a pub in scotland. the pub was packed with a concert when part of the roof came down. three victims were on the helicopter and the other five inside the pub. more than 30 people were rushed to hospitals, and police say about 14 are still there seriously injured. richard quest has the latest from glasgow. >> reporter: miguel, according to one of scotland's most senior politicians, this was the news they had been dreading but expecting. having spent most of the day with only one person confirmed dead, everybody knew that the number of fatalities would rise, and now they're saying eight people perished last night. nor are they able to say whether that is the final total because, as the head of police scotland put it, the helicopter is in the middle of the building, and until they can remove it, they don't really know what's underneath. removing th
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Nov 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
on the status of the iraq heavy water planet. this is the second path to a bomb, using plutonium. we are down to the final words on those agreements. the final words may be so difficult to achieve they could stand in the way of a disagreement. >> they are still talking at this hour. if they fail and it falls apart for a second time, what is this going to mean for the future of these talks? >> it would be hard to explain for both sides. difficult for john kerry to come back having been here twice and the foreign ministers flying to using their clout to bring the parties together for a deal. that would be difficult to explain. in the u.s. you have a time line. members on capitol hill are pushing for sanctions otherwise it will spoil the chances for talks. they feel they can only push it off for some time. the senate democratic leader may introduce a vote on sanctions after the thanksgiving break. it's a couple weeks from now. that's on the american side. difficult there. difficult for the iranian minister to go home and sell to a skeptical population and hard liners that it's worth talking to t
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Nov 2, 2013 10:00am PDT
after the boston marathon bombing. >>> and an e-mail lands a u.s. marine in hot water. he could get booted for mishandling classified information. but some say he should be rewarded instead. >>> an urgent investigation is going on right now at los angeles, because of the l.a.x. shooting. a day after a gunman burst in killing a tsa officer, the suspect was detained after being shot, according to an intelligence source. our affiliate kcal and kcbs got this exclusive video, and it purportedly showing paul ciancia handcuffed to a stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who that person is on that stretcher. video from inside the terminal moments after shots were fired did show how chaotic it was. >> on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! [ shouts ] >> chill, chill, chill, chill! >> passengers ran for their lives as officers screamed to get down and get out. >>> a disturbing picture is coming together of the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and an reference to a new wor
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Nov 13, 2013 6:00am PST
enjoyed it though. that's thrilling. hi, shirley. >> they used to say, oh, god, here comes the question machine. >> you guys have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. >>> happening now in the "newsroom." >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> toronto mayor rob ford. >> do i? am i an addict? no. >> this hour, his city decides whether to oust him. >>> also, the top white house tech guy, todd park, front and center, forced to test before another hearing on obama care. >>> plus incognito. >> can we ask you how your trip to l.a. went? >> no further comment. >> the suspended dolphin back in miami waiting to find out what the nfl is going to do with him. >>> also -- >> let's be very honest, airlines or companies in any industry don't merge for consumer benefit. >> what that means for your next flight. >> i think it's a win for the low cost carrier. >> health alert. why your bad cholesterol number may not matter anymore. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we begin in washington with an event one you white house official cal
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Nov 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
down a key provision on mandatory contraceptive coverage. barbara, walk us through the court's decision. >> a provision of the affordable care act requires some businesses with 50 or more employees provide coverage for birth control or pay a fine. that has been struck down now. the employer could not be forced to provide birth control. part saying quote they can either abide by the secret tenets of their faith or pay a penalty. what is the court's feeling. but the suit was filed in the name of the company and a company cannot have religious beliefs. the court wants this to move on. thank you for bringing that to us from washington. >> now major development in a case of a teen found dead inside a gym mat at his high school. the feds are investigating. i'm on expert on softball. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for, because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'll worry about the economy more than a few times before they're grown. but it's for them, so i've found a way. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our po
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Nov 6, 2013 10:00am PST
stream bipartisan tradition that has served us so well over the last decade. and a time when washington was often broken, just think about what virginia has been able to accomplish when we work together. >> by all accounts, obama care did play a role in the election results, what that role was depends on whom you speak to in our cnn exit poll. 47% of virginia voters said they favor the health care plan. 52% said they opposed it. in new jersey, 48% in favor of obama care. 50% opposed. jim acosta has reaction from the white house. joe johns is following an important hearing that's just concluded up on capitol hill. the health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius testifying. jim, let me start with you over at the white house. how concerned is the obama administration right now that the affordable care act launch potentially could hurt democrats at polls going forward? >> well i think it's a very interesting question, wolf. you said by all accounts. everybody agrees that this hurt terry mcauliffe in the final stretch. but i would say there's one quarter of washington where they d
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Nov 20, 2013 10:00am PST
to be there for them when they need us. plus, you could save hundreds when you switch -- up to $423. call... today. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the current president of the united states and a former president of the united states will honor the legacy of the late president john f. kennedy. you're looking at live pictures at arlington nationalal cemetery. only two days before the nation marks the 50th anniversary of john f. kennedy's assassination. i'm wolf blitzer here in washington along with our panel of correspondents and commentators. we also want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to this special edition of "cnn newsroom." as we take a look at what's going on, the presidential historian, doug loss brinkley is with us. give us your preflexions a little bit about what we're about to see as the current president, the former president, they're getting closer to the gravesite of president john f. kennedy. they will approach the eternal flame. the president will place his hands on the wreath, taps will be played. there will be a m
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Nov 25, 2013 10:00am PST
period for us anyway. and as it is across the country. we're trying to get as many flights out as we can. >> talk to us about why delays and cancellations, why that impacts the rest of the united states, places like the northeast, places like the deep south? talk to us about that. >> well, as a major global hub for aviation, dfw airport serves as a central point connecting for a lot of traffic moving across the country. when the you have a weather impact here, it's going to be felt in places like new york and cleveland and chicago. so being in the middle and being a big connecting hub, it's going to have impacts across the country. >> thank you very much for your time. good luck with the rest of the day. wolf, over the course of the next couple days, more than 40 million americans will be traveling for this thanksgiving holiday season. if you are traveling, it would be be very advisable to check in with the travel advisories and make sure your flights haven't been cancelled. >> nick, thanks very much. that's part of the story what's happening in dallas. the news looks encouraging there.
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Nov 21, 2013 6:00am PST
the plane will attempt to take off later today. >> rene marsh tells us how the plane got into this predicament in the first place. >> reporter: a giant cargo plane stranded in wichita, kansas, this morning, after making a big mistake, landing at the wrong airport, ten miles away from where it was supposed to. >> giant 4241 heavy, do you know which airport you're at? >> well, we think we have a pretty good pulse. >> giant 4241 heavy, roger, you -- it appears you are at jabarra. >> say again? >> giant 4241 heavy, we saw the plane on the radar and it appears you are at jabarra airport. >> say again the name of it again? >> jabara. >> reporter: the jet was supposed to land at the mcconnell air force base late last night but somehow ended up at the jabara airport, making matters worse, jabara has no control tower and a runway that's only half the length of mcconnell's. >> mcconnell's is nine miles southeast. >> yes, sir, we just landed at the other airport. >> reporter: and it doesn't end there. a tug that was on its way to help move the dreamlifter broke down, according to wi
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Nov 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? help the gulf when we made recover and learn the gulf, bp from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> it's countdown to the olympics. guess where the torch is right now? the outer space. the torch arrived at the international space station yesterday. it was only outside for a few minutes. then the crew will get to work making repairs there. the winter games begin in february in sochi, russia. >>> a european satellite that ran out of fuel will start falling from the sky in the next few days. fragments of the disintegrating 2000 pound spacecraft are expected to make it all the way to ea
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Nov 26, 2013 6:00am PST
to help himself. he says he is going to use it all to try to turn his life around. take a listen. >> this is just too much, man. i've really got a lot to prove now. >> got a lot to prove. >> the more you're dealing with, the harder it is. but we wish him well and he did the right thing and certainly he was our dose of "the good stuff" today. >> all right. thank you. talking to the governor was a good stuff. >> my good, dear friends. >>> time now for "newsroom" with carol costello. take it away. >> i will. have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," travel crunch. >> decided to leave early and are keeping our fingers crossed. >> have seen accidents already. >> 43 million of us all trying to get home. macy's parade carefully watching the storm. will snoopy, pokemon, spongebob be grounded? >> sart assigned to each of the balloons that can be lowered all the way to the ground or a determination is made not to fly. >>> also another sinkhole threatening to swallow another florida home. >>> plus, black friday. >> we call it the super bowl of retail. >> blac
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Nov 29, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> there is no bad way to eat bread. >> reporter: a billionaire and allegations cocaine use and coverups, brand new details out of $100,000 lavish spending spree. and the lions roar, the cowboys conquer, and the ravens get revenge. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me on this black friday. chances are if you're watching cnn right now, then you missed out on scenes like this one. people literally pushing and shoving their way to those bargains at this walmart store in north carolina. at another location the chaos ended in an arrest for one woman and for those who could not wait until today the shopping began shortly after the turkey was finished. . this is how this played out in a brandsmart in west palm beach, florida, while people clamored in electronics deals. cnn is tracking all of the black friday chaos, zain asher is at the macy's flagship store in new york city, kyung lah is at a walmart in los angeles, good morning. >> reporter: hi. hi, carol. i spoke to a macy's executive earlier today about the decision to open on thanksgiving, he sa
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Nov 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
'm don lemon. it is 6:00 here in the east in the cnn newsroom. thank you for joining us. we will have grizzly new details on the los angeles airport shooting. the shooter fired at point blank range at tsa officer hernandez who crumbled to the floor. the suspect walked away, turned around, and saw hernandez squirming on the floor. the suspect came back, shooting hernandez again, killing him. five people were shooting with including the suspected gunman, paul ciancia who is in critical condition. two others were treated at hospitals and released. 29-year-old high school teacher is in fair condition. he was shot in the leg. now to cnn stephanie elim outside l.a.x. stephanie, you spoke with a passenger who witnessed a shooting. >> reporter: don, it was crazy to hear his story. he said everyone hit the ground. he was up above the escalator, in he curity, wh when everything happened. there was a pause and he looked back down and that's when he saw everything else. take a listen. >> we were at security. we heard the initial gunshots. and everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks w
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Nov 4, 2013 6:00am PST
collide. >> the pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute and landed. >>> and soccer fans so bad they set their rival's stadium on fire during the game. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we now have a better idea of just how troubled l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia was days before friday's deadly rampage. today he is in critical condition and a source says he is unable to speak to investigators. but a woman who knows ciancia, and his three roommates, spoke with cnn. she says a troubled ciancia social socially awkward appeared to be unraveling and was already making plans. >> he asked for a ride to the airport, he said he was going back home, either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone ever see a ticket? >> no. he also didn't mention what day he had to leave. that morning he doesn't knock, just opens the door and says i need to leave. you can take me now. >> did he ever express any hatred toward the government or nsa? >> all the findings that came out, he was very
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Nov 17, 2013 11:00am PST
this high of an area ever. >> gary sprinkle is there, he is joining us by phone. i understand that soldier field was evacuated but now soon the ravens and bears will be resuming their game. are you saying that the perceived threat is over in chicago from your vantage point? >> for right now the mediate threat is over. we don't take anything for granted. i'm watching the field right now. it looks like the folks are starting to filter back to the field. everything is under control right now. everyone is doing a good safe place for now. we duck the more severe weather but we are continuing to monitor all around us. >> when that evacuation order was in place where did you direct people? you mentioned folks were coming back from the concession stand. where was the safe place? >> great advantage and the fact that we have been able to practice these plans multiple times. we have a positive relationship with the nfl and the city works well together. we have the chicago five and police personnel on the scene and work directly with soldier field and we are all here monitoring as well and coordinatin
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Nov 22, 2013 6:00am PST
to use their cell phone in the air, that's been the big complaint from people for a long time. the fcc is finally saying there is technology that can make it perfectly safe to use your phone in flight. airplanes just need to be equipped with an antenna that would eliminate the possibility of dangerous interference. as you do point out, passengers are very much worried about another kind of interference, that guy sitting next to you talking loudly on the flight from new york to l.a., that's the problem that a lot of people here have. at the same time we know there are plenty of business travelers out here, they say they don't want to be forced to disconnect, so this is something that has people a little bit split. most people think that they'd like to use their phone, they do it courteously, they're worried about the person next to them. here is what travelers are saying at lag ward inaguardia t morning. >> i'd allow it short and to the point. >> the problem is i might want to talk but you might want to talk about in a loud voice every problem you have in your family, blah, blah, blah,
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Nov 2, 2013 12:00pm PDT
:00 on the east coast right now. noon out west. for those of you just joining us, welcome to the "newsroom." i'm fredericka whitfield. here are the top stories we're following. new information about a suspected shooter who terrorized passengers at l.a.x. the fbi digging for a motive, looking into why they say paul ciancia shot three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in t
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Nov 4, 2013 10:00am PST
's elections could tell us about the 2016 presidential race. >>> and right now, we're waiting for today's white house briefing to get under way. the press secretary jay carney likely to face more questions about obama care and the political tell-all book "double rap." >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. more on the investigation into the fatal shooting over at the los angeles international airport. 23-year-old paul ciancia. police say he's the shooter. he remains in critical condition today, unable to speak with investigators. but we are starting to learn more about ciancia. and possibly some of his motives. we're also learning more about what happened just before the shooting, from someone who knew ciancia and his roommates. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home, either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone ever see a ticket? >> no. he also didn't mention what day he had to leave. that morning yes, he doesn't knock, just opens the door
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Nov 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
. and i have experienced the storms before, but not to the ens tent this one put us into. >> in the towns we saw, fortunately, these communities did not suffer the far more deadly surge of ocean water that swept through. the typhoon swept stlu days ago. >> nobody knows how long it will take to truly recover. >> we have no lights. no food coming in here. >> hiyan has shocked an island nation long-accustomed to typhoons. everyone here tells us they've never seen a storm this powerful before. ivan watson, cnn, in the philippines. >> i want to bring in paula hand do handcocks. pau paula, what does this day have in store for the survivors? >> this the third someday for that terrible storm. a hundred people showed up knowing that they may be able to get out of this area. it is fast-becoming a large-scale humanitarian air lift, this disaster. people simply can't deal with being here. they toent have a home, many of them. they don't have food or water or medication. that's only just in the past 24 hours started to seek through to the city ets, which is about 120 miles away. many parts of that cit
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Nov 27, 2013 10:00am PST
. thanks to chris frates in washington digging into this. the merger of american airlines and us airways gets the green light. a short time ago, a federal bankruptcy judge dismissed a suit brought by a group of passengers that could have blocked the deal. the company will be the world's largest airline. mencher becomes official december 9th. switching gears here, something foul is going on the an the white house today. we're not talking scandal. we're talking turkey. president obama continues a white house tradition, the pardoning of the thanksgiving turkey, coming up next. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans reali
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Nov 6, 2013 6:00am PST
the right thing, the good stuff. >> way to go. >> that's it for us today. time now for carol costello and "cnn newsroom." >> hi kate. have a great day, everyone. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> happening now in nst "the newsroom" election night is over and' new era is just beginning. landslide victory for democrats in new york city, bill de blasio and his family celebrate with a snackdown, the de blasio signature dance. >> make no mistake, the people of this city have chosen a progressive path. >> reporter: oh, but get ready for a tax hike, new york city. plus virginia elects a new governor. >> thank you for the honor of electing me to serve as the 72nd governor of the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: controversial democrat terry mcauliffe squeaks by to defeat the tea party. >>> also chris christie squashes the competition in new jersey, destroying his democratic opponent to win another term. now he's sending a message to washington. >> if we can do this in trenton, new jersey, maybe the folks in washington, d.c., should tune in their tvs right n
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Nov 8, 2013 10:00am PST
hard hit areas. people in the philippines are used to big typhoons, even they say the power of this storm is something they've never seen before. joining me the head of the red cross in the philippines, richard gordon. describe for us what this storm feels like as someone going through it. >> well, you know, there were storm surges at the heights of it when it hit landfall. it was running 15 kilometers per hour. a lot of tidal waves came in that swamped the people of tacloban and the island where macarthur's forces landed in world war ii to reclaim the file means. this had a wide swathe, by sected the philippines. passing through the middle of the philippines. maybe about 29 provinces. in the meantime, what is happening right now is we're trying to take care of about 600,000 people in the evacuation centers who are preemptively evacuated and, of course, there would be requirements for food and when they get back to their homes, assuming the homes are still standing, there would be demands for all kinds of things from land food items such as blankets, sleeping mats and the li
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Nov 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
for joining us. for thousands of typhoon victims, there is no food, no clean water to drink. phone communication is down so they cannot call for help. in too many situations the roads have been swept away. at this moment, there is no way to get help or for help to get there. straight to the philippines live. cnn's paula hancock, paula, what do people need right now, and i guess the big question, are they getting it? >> reporter: martin, what they need is food. they need water. clean water. and many of them need medication and they all need shelter. very few people have a home left standing. hundreds of people have arrived overnight. same happened the night before. they want to get out. they do not want to be in the area. they don't have a home. many lost residents and they don't have food and water. they just want to get on one of the military planes that's landing ever so often here at the airport and they want to go to manila. many don't have a place to stay. they just want it get out of the disaster zone. it is turning into a mass humanitarian air lift. every single plane leavin
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Nov 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
newsroom with don lemon. >>> welcome back to our live coverage. i'm don lemon. thank you for joining us. you're not going to believe this story. we're going to begin with a story that every veteran, even veteran police officers are calling shocking. a couple in union county, north carolina in jail this hour after a deputy found a child head cuffed to a porch with a dead chicken hanging around his neck. you have some additional information about this and about the mother, but i can't believe this story. >> there are many shockers in this story, but one of those shockers, don, is that this mother works for social services. so above everything, she works for social services, and even though she was not there at the time that the deputies arrived, she is accused of being complicit in the mistreatment of those children. take a look at your screen. here are their mug shots. doren lee harper and wanda sue larson, both 57 years of age, now facing intentional child abuse, inflicting serious injury, false imprisonment and cruelty to animal charges. wanda sue larson is also charged with willful fa
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Nov 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
're in the cnn newsroom, i'm martin savidge, i'm don lemon. thank you for joining us. don is far away on special assignment, as you may have just seen. las vegas. we'll be back in touch. >>> we have to start overseaes with that desperate national emergency now facing the people of the philippines. nationwide recovery effort just beginning after a tremendous pounding by a monstrous typhoon. this was the storm when it was tearing buildings to pieces and sending millions of people to any shelter they could find. a staggering number of people didn't make it. international red cross says the death toll may soar past 10,000, in all casualty figures finally in. >> in nearly every populated area, people finding clean drinking water and food, hospitals are overrun. and veteran emergency officials tell cnn that this is by far the worse devastation in the philippines that they've ever seen. >> paula hancocks is in an airport a few hundred miles south of manila. it took the full force of this enormous typhoon. tell us what the area looks like today and where do people even start to begin to recover? >>. >>
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Nov 12, 2013 10:00am PST
promised. and right now, the justice department says american airlines and us airways can indeed merge. provided they take some steps designed to help their low cost competitors. what will it take to create the world's biggest carrier? and right now, a ticking time bomb in the philippines. people are desperately waiting for food and clean water. but in the middle of the standing water and the dead bodies, there is the threat of even deadlier outbreaks of disease. >> hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington today. new video emerging that could cause major headaches for the white house over obama care. this is the former president of the united states, bill clinton, talking about the problems with the affordable care act. in an interview with the website ozy.com. listen to this. >> i met a young man just this week who has a family, two children. bought in the individual marketplace. his policy was canceled and one was substituted for it that doubled his premium. now, are i asked him, i said the same coverage? he said yeah. i said, but are your copays and deductibles the same? he said no, th
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Nov 1, 2013 11:00am PDT
the ground. at which point, someone from security told us to sprint and make a run for it. so we all sprinted. all our stuff is back there. i got pulled into a hallway. my friend didn't get pulled into the hallway with me, so i started screaming her name, and we got pulled into a room that they pulled a copy machine in front of the door, and i was under a desk, at which point we weren't allowed to leave the room, but you could hear shouting and more gunshotses outside the room, at which point, someone told us to evacuate and they brought us to a terminal, but they were telling us to run different directions and people ran into a bathroom to hide. then they pulled us out to the sidewalk and said we were going to get bussed out, but then they pulled us back into the international terminal and we're told we're not allowed to leave. >> so at the moment, you are sitting somewhere, not quite sure what your next step is. are all of your friends okay? let me ask you that. >> my friend's okay. she's in another terminal. she said there's a bomb squad there. we're not really sure when we're going to get
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Nov 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
, a commune kaxs manager for the illinois emergency management agency joining us by phone from springfield, illinois. >> give me an idea of what you are assessing, what communityin communityings may have been impacted. >> well, at this time, we have confirmation of touchdown in six counties. and those are actually fairly dispursed throughout the southern tip of illinois. but we amgs have four other counties that have some reported damage. we don't know if those are wind damage yet. >> when you say there are reports of touchdowns wharks is the need? how do you get to them? what do you do first? >> we have been watching the storm system for the last couple days. we're in contact with the weather service. we're prepared to send any equipment or personnel that they might need to respond and to recover from this situation and disaster. we are in contact with the management agency with staff to the washington area. it was one of the hardest-hit areas so far. >> we're looking at live pictures from potential damage out of that washington, illinois area. >> we're seeing the storm as it's happening
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Nov 30, 2013 11:30am PST
the u.s. isn't telling the truth about north korea. >> -- gave the document written with their addresses and e-mail addresses to the guide at the hotel, the dprk government and the korean people again. on this trip, i can understand that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about dprk. >> clearly reading off a prepared statement, shocking. until now, north korea had not explained why it was holding newman. the north took him into custody about a month ago from a plane minutes before it was about to leave the country. >>> tonight at midnight is the deadline for healthcare.gov website to be up and running smoothly for the vast majority of users. the president's counting on it working so he can move on to other things and improve his approval ratings. listen to what he told abc's barbara walters last night. >> it's hard to sit up with you, mr. president, and say this, but a lot of the criticism is personal. people just don't think you're trustworthy. >> well, i don't think that's true, barbara. you know, the truth of the matter is, is that i got re-e
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Nov 30, 2013 12:00pm PST
glaswegian friends. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >>> we are less than nine hours from the deadline for the healthcare.gov website to be up and running smoothly for the vast majority of users. the disastrous launch two months ago has hurt president obama's approval ratings, and he knows he has a lot of work to do to rebuild americans' trust before he ends his term. he spoke with abc's barbara walters last night. >> you have said that you would rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. which are you? >> well, i think the best would be a good two-term president, so that's what i'm going to be shooting for. every president in their second term is, you know, mindful that you've only got a limited amount of time left, and you want to make sure that you are squeezing every last ounce of energy that you have to try to deliver on the commitments you made to the american people. >> so, will the federal health care website be fixed by tonight's midnight deadline? it all depends on who you ask. the "washington post" headline said, "healthcare.gov will
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Nov 12, 2013 11:00am PST
>> reporter: cnn, toronto. >> what a story that is, thanks to bill for bringing it to us. i'll be back 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." >>> "newsroom" continues right now zoraida sam bolin and john berman are standing by live. >>> live in new york along side zoraida sambolin. a former president has some advice for the current president. he says keep his word. >> bill clinton speaking out with his take on president obama's repeated promise to americans about their health care. president obama's facing intense criticism as thousands of health care plans get canceled under new obama care rules. when he campaigned for his sig nuature health care law, the president repeatedly said if you like your plan, you can keep it. now, in an interview with ozzie.com former president clinton said president obama should keep his promise. >> i met a young man just this week who has a family, two children, bought in the individual marketplace. his policy was canceled and one was substituted for it that doubled his premium. now, i asked him, the same coverage, he said, yeah. and i said
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Nov 13, 2013 11:00am PST
in that house? >> you have stated on numerous occasions to use your words that you were inebriateinebriated. every commotion that has occurred has occurred because you say you were inebriated, but you fail to appreciate perhaps there's a problem for. >> counselor, i admitted to my mistakes and i said it will not happen again, and it has not happened again at the air canada centre. i can assure you i am not an alcoholic. i am not a drug addict. have i drank? have i done drugs? yes, i have. but it's self-inflicted, and i hope, counselman, i hope that nobody but nobody goes through what i have gone through in the last few months. >> do you understand that there are some people on this counsel floor that really want to give you an opportunity? and with addictions, possible addictions, points to particular behavior. mr. mayor, do you recognize there are fewer of us really do want to help you? >> counselor, it was not the reason i drank or did drugs was not because of stress. it was out of sheer ststupidity. i'm not going to blame something, use an excuse or a cop-out. i take full responsibility
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Nov 18, 2013 6:00am PST
dpi giving us a lesson what the good stuff is about. lot of need going forward so we'll stick with them. >> and a lot of hope, too, which is great. thanks for sharing that smile with him as well. >> an amazing amount of perspective. that's all for it today. time for "newsroom" with john berman and christine romans. >> the ability to smile through something like this, that is strength, that is character. >> some amazing interviews with chris. thanks guys, "newsroom" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> good morning, everybody. i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. carol costello has the day off today. rare, deadly, devastating, that's how many are referring to yesterday's tornadoes. the national weather service sending out three teams today to survey the damage from the unusual, unusual late season tornado outbreak that simply slammed the midwest. this left at least six people dead, entire neighborhoods flattened. this morning, hundreds of thousands are without power and trying to figure out how do they even begin to clean up and move on? >> 68 tor
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Nov 24, 2013 3:00pm PST
. specifically israel and saudi arabia. secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. will go into this with eyes wide open. and martin, he pointed out there will be no illusions that this is based on trust, but instead verifications. we will wait and see if that is enough to keep congress from acting. >> some sort of vote by congress for additional sanctions would be a real problem for the obama administration. what are they goinging to do or how do they convince law makers to get on board with the deal? >> it is going to be a whole lot of convincing that this is better in the long run. but on the flip side of things, some members of congress have ideas of their own. in fact the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee wants kerry to come up to capitol hill. as you can tell, martin, lots of opinions and the next coming days will be important. >> absolutely. >> tory dunnan, thank you. >>> it may have been more than just public negotiations that sealed this deal. senior obama administration official says that u.s. has been meeting privately with iranian officials since president eye san ran
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